Are you tired of the same old flowers and chocolate routine? This Valentine’s Day, it’s time to spice things up! This year, we’ve put together some fantastic gift ideas that will hold more meaning in a year where we all deserve a little more caring, love, kindness, and affection. These ideas are merely a jumping off point. What’s most important is that you take the time to give and show love on the biggest day of love.
Flowers with Meaning
Even though flowers are always a beautiful gift to give and receive, why not put more thought into the ones for your special someone? We all know that various shades of roses have their own special meaning, but when put together with other flowers, they can create a bouquet with profound significance.
Some fantastic flowers that you can incorporate into your bouquet can include:
- Bluebells: This flower has blooms in the shape of bells that signify kindness. When you give someone these flowers, you are telling them that you appreciate their love, support, and friendship.
- Freesia: Freesia have a beautiful citrusy scent and signify trust, purity, and friendship.
- Pink Roses: These fragrant, delicate blooms represent happiness, gentleness, and grace, and make a thoughtful addition to any bouquet.
- Lily: Bouquets containing lilies are bright, cheerful, and full of fragrance. Different colored lilies contain different meanings. For example, the while lily signifies purity, while the pink lily represents prosperity. The red lily symbolizes passion, while the yellow lily signifies gratitude.
- Carnation: These ruffled, sweet flowers come in an array of colors and are perfect for anyone on a tight budget. And like roses and lilies, the colors of carnations also hold special meaning. While carnations represent sweetness and loveliness, and pink carnations mean “I will never forget you.”
While your first instinct may be to give that special someone flowers, never underestimate the power of a houseplant. Flowers, though beautiful, do not last that long. If you choose a houseplant over cut flowers, then you’ll be giving the gift that keeps on giving. Every day that the house plant thrives and grows serves as a reminder of your never-ending love and caring.
Support a Worthy Cause
There are so many wonderful charitable organizations out there that deserve support. Instead of flowers and chocolates, making a personal donation or a donation in a loved one’s name to a charity of your choice can have a huge impact — not only for you or your loved one, but also for the organization itself. Gift giving can take on many different meanings. And thinking outside of the box by donating money to a worthwhile cause is a memorable gift that will forever touch someone’s heart. But don’t just throw money at the first organization that you come upon. Give it some thought and select a charity that has a special meaning for you and/or the one you love.
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Keep it Simple
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be filled with complex activities. Sometimes simple and sweet is the best way to go. Spending quality time with your loved one creates memories that last a lifetime. If you’re stumped as to where to go, think about the places that your special someone loves to visit. Do they have a favorite park or do they love going for scenic walks in the winter? Perhaps simply having a date night at home playing charades and cooking an intimate, homemade dinner for two will do the trick. The sky’s the limit here, so pick something that gets you both interacting with one another in a lighthearted and loving way. You can also kick up the romance a notch by lighting some candles, turning the lights down low, and playing some soft, relaxing, romantic music. Anything goes on Valentine’s Day, so make the most of it.
Write it Out
Get your feelings down on paper. Taking the time to craft a handwritten note is a beautiful and heartfelt way to make a poignant statement. In your letter, poem, or acrostic you can wax poetic on what you love the most about that favorite person in your life. If poems or essays seem like a lofty goal, then acrostics are a simple, fun, and easy alternative. For example, you can make an acrostic out of the work “heart” by writing:
Every time you laugh, I want to laugh too
Always in my thoughts
Top notch hugs
When writing something special to the one you love, you don’t have to think too hard or worry that it has to be absolutely perfect. Just write whatever feels true and good to your heart. The simple act of putting words to paper will be enough.
And Most Important of All…
You can use any of these gift ideas on yourself! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to only be for people in relationships. This special day of love can be just for you too. After all, your first relationship is the one that you have with yourself, so be kind to yourself and consider giving yourself something meaningful from our list. Self love and self care are oftentimes forgotten or placed low on our list of priorities. And as the saying goes, “you can’t pour from an empty vessel.” There’s a lot to be said for taking care of and being kind to ourselves. Only when we take the time to help ourselves heal can we then turn around and pour our energy and our love into others. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day by showing some love in the most meaningful way possible.